Pamac GUI - linux-latest, xorg-font-* and nvidia-latest-* shown as orphans

Hi all, I’m a bit confused here - I’ve got an updated system running kernel 5.7.15-1 and Pamac 9.5.8-1.

The following packages show up as orphaned while seeming somehow critical (to me…):

  • linux-latest 5.7-2
  • linux-latest-nvidia-440xx 5.7-2
  • xorg-font-utils 7.6-6
  • xorg-font-alias 1.0.3-3

Other than installing the recent Manjaro updates, I have had kernel 5.8 installed briefly, but went back to 5.7.15-1 due to issues with hibernation (didn’t happen consistently when closing the lid) that don’t (seem) to happen in 5.7 and that I don’t want to deal with right now. Could that have caused these orphans? And are they safe to remove in turn?

System info
System:
  Kernel: 5.7.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.7-x86_64 
  root=UUID=2ac777f8-ef41-4109-9299-ac528f4969bf rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=18e86a2a-299b-4c2d-81b4-cb540c817a68 
  udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.4 tk: Qt 5.15.0 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 
  dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9570 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0D0T05 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.16.2 
  date: 04/21/2020 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 79.9 Wh condition: 79.9/97.0 Wh (82%) volts: 12.7/11.4 
  model: SMP DELL GPM0365 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:
  Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: D6 
  L2 cache: 9216 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 52815 
  Speed: 2462 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2462 2: 2764 
  3: 1365 4: 3879 5: 3157 6: 1761 7: 1773 8: 1130 9: 3298 10: 4033 11: 1632 
  12: 3946 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] vendor: Dell 
  driver: nvidia v: 440.100 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10de:1c8c 
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-12:4 chip ID: 0c45:671d 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 
  driver: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa 
  display ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") 
  diag: 395mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.5 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip ID: 8086:a348 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.7.15-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Bigfoot Networks driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus ID: 3b:00.0 chip ID: 168c:003e 
  IF: wlp59s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb 
  bus ID: 1-4:2 chip ID: 0cf3:e300 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 156.54 GiB (32.8%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: PM981 NVMe 512GB size: 476.94 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
  serial: <filter> rev: EXA74D1Q scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 58.59 GiB size: 57.42 GiB (98.00%) used: 16.15 GiB (28.1%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p10 
  ID-2: /home raw size: 63.86 GiB size: 62.61 GiB (98.04%) 
  used: 38.44 GiB (61.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p11 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 4.00 GiB used: 121.0 MiB (3.0%) 
  priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2504 fan-2: 2512 
Info:
  Processes: 283 Uptime: 17h 08m Memory: 15.29 GiB used: 2.35 GiB (15.3%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1243 lib: 317 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.05

Ended up deleting this one package marked as “metapackage” - nothing bad happened.

Left all others alone for the time being, don’t want to nuke my system, need to get some work done this week.